Matthew Cohen focuses his practice in labor and employment law and commercial litigation. He represents clients in complex wage and hour class actions, individual discrimination, harassment, breach of contract matters, and retaliation claims.
Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of employment matters, including cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, Family Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. He has also represented clients regarding the Fair Housing Act. Mr. Cohen has appeared in courts in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Orange County, and has represented clients before the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, and Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.
Prior to joining KDV, Mr. Cohen worked at a New York law firm specializing in wage and hour class and collective actions and individual discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, during which time he represented clients at mediations and trial, conducted client meetings and consultations and drafted contracts, lawsuits, and memoranda and briefs on numerous complex issues. He has worked with a wide range of clients including executives and professional athletes.
- New York
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Hofstra University School of Law – J.D.
- University at Buffalo – B.A.
- cum laude
- Does an Employer or Employee Pay for COVID Testing When An Owner or Prime Contractor Requires Testing for a Field Worker to Work On Site, authors Andrew Richards and Matthew Cohen, STA Legal Log, October 2021
- KDV Alert: New York Labor Law Now Prohibits Discrimination Based on an Employee’s or Employee’s Dependent’s Reproductive Health Decision Making
- EMPLOYER ALERT: New York City Pay Transparency Law Requires Employers to Include Salary Range in Job Postings
- News Release: KDV Law Promotes Six Attorneys to Partnership Elevates Four to Of Counsel
- EMPLOYER ALERT: NEW YORK CITY ISSUES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON THE “KEY TO NYC” PASS FOR PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS
- KDV Alert: New York State Issues Final Guidance for Requirements Going Into Effect On October 9, 2018
- KDV Employment Law Alert: Minimum Wage Increases Only Days Away For New York Employers